Identifying Gifted Students

Navigating Gifted and Talented Identification and Programming

 I started Heroes with my mom in 2007 to find and create social, emotional, and academic programming for my profoundly gifted little brother – and other kids like him, but it was far before this that I realized, the world wasn’t built for kids like him. He struggled in school. He was moved from one …

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What is the LinkIt test?

What is the LinkIT test?   LinkIt! is not actually a specific test.  Instead, it’s a K-12 Assessment Solution, allowing administrators and/or teachers to build tests using the LinkIT test bank.  When creating a test, administrators can search by standard or skill, question type, difficulty, language, passage genre, passage length, passage complexity, and more. LinkIt has …

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Understanding Your Child’s WISC-V Scores

The Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition, or WISC-V, is an individually administered intelligence test, or IQ test, designed for children between the ages of 6 and 16. In total, the test only takes about an hour to administer; however, children may take the WISC-V as a part of a more comprehensive neuro-psychological evaluation which may take several hours.


Understanding Your Child’s Stanford Binet Scores

The Stanford-Binet is an individually administered adaptive intelligence test. While the WISC-V is now the most commonly administered IQ test for children, the Stanford-Binet has been around the longest. It measures five weighted factors in both verbal and nonverbal abilities. The five factors are: knowledge, quantitative reasoning, visual-spatial processing, working memory, and fluid reasoning.

Stanford Binet

Understanding NWEA MAP(RIT) Scores

The NWEA MAP Test is an adaptive achievement test that allows educators and parents to measure student performance and growth. The test creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to student responses. The NWEA MAP test is offered in more than 7,400 schools nationwide. Unlike many tests, the NWEA MAP test provides each student with a unique set of questions based on their responses to previous questions.

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